09 October, 2009

giant coconut crab

Largest terrestrial invertebrate in the world.   The coconut crab, not so easy to catch.  Claws will cut off fingers.  Live for something like fifty years.  Saloman Atoll (Chagos) was covered with them.  They are an endangered species as locals islanders eat them faster than they can reproduce.  As Chagos has no more locals, the crabs do well.  They own the island.

4 comments:

pinevalley said...

Hi there Jonah, that is some crab. We saw them in vanuatu but not that size. glad to see you made a safe passage however you do look a little thinner. Lol. kind Regards Lynnette and Dean Auckland N.Z ( Karma II )

Jonah said...

No, i am shrunken in comparison to the monster crab! Haha. no, not my best picture, but the crab is too cool.

Charles said...

You are lookin' a little thin there bro.. awesome picture, write that update you've been promising!!

Leena said...

i hear those are delicious!